President Obama has refocused the United States’ efforts on defeating al-Qaeda in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
More of al-Qaeda’s senior leadership has been eliminated in the last three years than at any time since September 11th, 2001—including the group’s leader, Osama bin Laden.
President Obama has started to bring home our troops from Afghanistan as Afghans take ownership of the security and leadership of their country.
On May 1st, President Obama signed a historic Strategic Partnership Agreement between the United States and Afghanistan that will help us to complete our mission and end the war in the Afghanistan as fast as we safely and responsibly can. By 2014, America’s combat mission in Afghanistan will end.
- This marks a pivotal moment after a decade of war. The number of our troops in harm’s way has been cut in half. We have a clear path to finish our work in Afghanistan, while delivering justice to al Qaeda.